His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the 51st Ooni of Ife, who succeeded Oba Okunade Sijuade on December 7, 2015 and, who, during his Coronation Anniversary interview promised to assist and cooperate with Oyotubji Yoruba African Kingdom – the 1st Yoruba Kingdom in North America.
Promise made! Promise kept in view!! His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi undertakes to visit Oyotunji Village in June 17 – 18, 2016 therefore, I humbly request all Oyotunji stakes-holders (my brothers, my sisters, my uncles, my nephews, my nieces and my friends), patrons and well-wishers to support me morally, financially and in organizational planning. The village budget for this tumultuous anticipated visit is $35,000.
Oyotunji village is a 501(c) 3 institution. We would be willing to give our donors tax deductable letters upon request. Once again, join us at this big event, for fun, reflections, tradition, food, drinks, music and more to welcome His Imperial Majesty to Oyotunji.
Ife dynasty King is regarded as the unique leader of all Yoruba other Kings. Ife is also regarded by the Yoruba as the origin of life and human civilization, which despite western deception of true civilization history, remains unbroken to the present day. It is the most sacred place of all Yoruba traditions, culture, heritage and language.
In Arts, the blacks in Diaspora as well as their counterparts in Yoruba in Nigeria and other West African countries are heirs to many of Ife oldest finest artistic, tradition, music, acting, paintings and more. By 1100 A.D, the artists at Ife developed exquisitely refined naturalistic terracotta, stones copper, brass and bronze sculptures.
Also, despite the 18th and 19th Centuries dispersion of Yoruba people to the Americas that include; Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil, and the United States, the importance of strong Yoruba arts, religion, and social lives persist more than ever before.
HRM Oba Adejuyigbe Egundjobi Alladahonu Oyewole Adefunmi II, Oloyotunji of Oyotunji